Basilica Mountain

Alberta. Mountain
Between Meadow Creek and Clairvaux Creek, S of Yellowhead Pass
52.8056 N 118.3422 W — Map 083D16 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in Canada
This mountain appears on:
Boundary Commission Sheet 29 (surveyed in 1917) [as “Mt. Basicila”]

A basilica is an oblong building ending in a semicircular apse used in ancient Rome especially for a court of justice and place of public assembly. Probably named by the surveyors of the Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission.

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